About us

About

Raise Green is the marketplace for impact investing in climate solutions

From solar farms on Maui, to water reuse systems in Phoenix, to geothermal power installations in Alaska, the solutions to climate change are taking shape all around us – powered by heroic entrepreneurs and innovators who are not content to wait for big energy and leaders in government to get their act together.

 

And thanks to RaiseGreen you don't have to be a solar finance guru or a billionaire to participate in this frontline work.

For as little as 100 dollars we enable investors to supercharge the efforts of those building a better tomorrow – and give them a chance to earn a healthy return in the process.

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Franz-Hochstrasser

Franz Hochstrasser

CEO & Co-Founder: Former Obama appointee on energy and climate for the White House, US State Department, and United States Department of Agriculture. Part of the core team that negotiated the Paris Agreement.

Matt-Moroney

Matt Moroney

Co-founder: Data scientist with 10+ years experience in environmental remediation, permitting and sustainability strategy. Working on special projects. A cyclist with distaste for American urban planning.

Jackie-Logan

Jackie Logan

CIO and Co-Founder: 20+ years of experience in the capital markets covering both institutional and private wealth clients. Roles ranging from Sales to Compliance. Jackie has worked for large banks like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, and also previously in a fintech trading start- up. Jackie has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Williams College and MBA from Wharton.

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Alison Silverstein

COO & Advisory Board Chair: Alison has 25+ years of experience growing successful businesses, most recently completing a turnaround on an early stage fintech, which she successfully guided through to acquisition.

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Dr. Scott Gigante

Chief Technical Advisor: Machine learning scientist with 7+ years in big data, machine learning, data visualization, and software development. Founder of climate advocacy org Yale Forward and lifelong climate activist.

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Kate Gunning

Acting CMO: Kate has 15+ years in marketing, covering both CPG and Fintech. From Madison Avenue and Wall Street with J.P. Morgan and IEX, to Unilever, Nestle, and Cart.com, Kate brings a wealth of marketing experience. Based in Austin, TX, often found elsewhere!

Omino-Gardezi

Omino Gardezi

Advisor: Business and design leader, startup advisor, and filmmaker Omino Gardezi is a successful leader of global creative firms who has advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues.

Dr. John-Clippinger

Dr. John Clippinger

Advisor: MIT Media Lab and MIT City Sciences researcher, founder and visionary on complex-self organizing systems and new approaches to organizational and institutional design to address fundamental civic, economic and ecological issues.

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Onyeka Obiocha

Advisor: Social entrepreneur with a penchant for catalyzing community change, Onyeka is a Partner in Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, a startup studio built to start, support and scale community impact.

Charlie-Berg

Charlie Berg

Technical Advisor: Charlie Berg is a serial entrepreneur who has brought more than 30 new technology products to market. He has been a tech leader at 22 startups, 7 of which had successful exits. Charlie has more than 10 years experience in the utility, energy and green tech fields.

Eddie-Haubrich

Eddie Haubrich

Advisor: Former White House National Security Council staffer and appointee at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Passion for finding solutions to inequality through entrepreneurship and technology.

Laura-Pillari

Laura Pillari

Advisor: Laura’s background is in energy and climate systems engineering, with 7 years of renewable technology commercialization and business development experience.

Lauren-Hale

Lauren Hale

Operations Manager: Environmental Studies graduate from University of California, Santa Cruz. Lauren is often touted as Raise Green's central nervous system. Dancing her way through life in an attempt to make it more sustainable, just, and groovy for all.

Sophie-Nikitas

Sophie Nikitas

Investor Marketplace Associate: Before Raise Green, Sophie worked in financial planning and impact investing at Morgan Stanley. Based in Minneapolis, Sophie is an avid biker, camper, community garden-tender, and multimedia artist.

Ethan-Rhee

Ethan Rhee

Sales & Onboarding Manager: Background in structured finance, urban planning, capital markets, and affordable housing, supported by a passion of a sustainable future for all. He has a B.S. from Cornell University and can often be found on the golf course.

Tyler-Ogden

Tyler Ogden

Head of Projects: Over 7 years of experience in cleantech. Received a B.A. from Hampshire College and has advised Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms, and government research institutions on open innovation, startup investment & development.

Ben-Dlin

Ben Dlin

Marketing Manager: Ben has spent the last few years as a marketing and business development consultant for legal and healthcare organizations. Three BAs from Johns Hopkins, MNR from Virginia Tech. Most often found deep in the mountains.

Krystel-Lualhati

Krystel Lualhati

Marketing Associate: Krystel’s done it all, from marketing the global expansion of a fitness company to developing sustainable agriculture start-ups in the Philippines. Marketer by day and a baker by night.

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Alessandra Schianchi

Legal Intern: Born in Napoli, IT Alessandra is in her final semester at Northeastern University, majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology and minoring in Law and Public Policy. Upon graduation, she plans to move to London for law school.

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Josh Zhu

Business Development & Sales Intern: Josh is a junior at Yale studying Ethics, Politics, & Economics and Energy Studies and is a huge fan of ESG and sustainable investing. Outside of school and work, he can be found running, watching sitcoms, or playing in the Yale Symphony Orchestra.

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About

We have entered a critical decade in our efforts to combat the disastrous effects of climate change.

People around the world have been taking to the streets & airwaves, asking for governments, companies and their communities to take action. Citizens and municipalities are searching for solutions, and investors want to have real impact with their dollars.

Raise Green was built as a direct response to the question people are urgently asking - What action can you take to actually make a difference?

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Action

We have a strong bias towards action. We’re on a mission to catalyze local development and help people create and fund thousands of community-scale clean energy projects and climate solution companies across the United States.

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Accessibility

We are the 1st green crowd-investing portal in the United States dedicated to climate solutions and open to all investors, whether you’re looking to invest thousands in clean energy or your first $100. We help all people to use the power of their capital to create direct change.

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Authenticity

We back investments that have verifiable social and environmental impact. This isn’t the greenwashing you see in your typical investment. With Raise Green, you will know exactly what you own, and the impact it makes.

...there needs to be more authentic market-makers, like Raise Green, who are not reclassifying traditional assets by “greenwashing,” but are pioneering the development of new, truly sustainable investments.

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Raise Green has a number of enterprise partners to help deliver top quality financial services and product, including:

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Open positions

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Don’t see something that fits? We’re still interested in getting to know you! Drop us a line at info@raisegreen.com and tell us how you can make an impact.